Upcoming Events

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Living Life with a Mission 
John Walsh, Victims’ Rights Advocate and Host of America’s Most Wanted

After his six-year-old son Adam was abducted and murdered in 1981, John Walsh was so distraught that he lost his home and his business.  Adam ha d been the center of his world, and Walsh could not contemplate life without him.  He discovered his life’s mission when he realized that he could take action to prevent other children from being murdered and other parents from suffering his own fate. Walsh is living proof that one person can make a difference. With his remarkable record of achievement, Walsh captivates audiences with his passion and professionalism.  As the keynote speaker for the 2014 Vizzi Family Lectureship in Professional Excellence, Walsh’s campus visit will continue the tradition of creating the best student experiences at York College.   

John Walsh

John Walsh

 

 

February 11, 2014
7:00 p.m. 

WPAC ‌Theatre

 

 

 

Exemplifying Professionalism: Reflections and Insights
Dr. Pamela Gunter-Smith, President, York College of PA 

As York College’s fourth president, Dr. Gunter-Smith knows what it takes to be a professional. Using her unique ability to connect with audiences, Gunter-Smith shares the lessons she’s learned in professionalism as her career has taken her from professor to provost to president. Throughout her academic journey, Gunter-Smith consistently demonstrated attitudes, behaviors, and skills that define one as a professional.  Students, faculty and staff−as well as local community members–are invited to attend this special event.

Pamela Gunter-Smith, Ph.D.

March 20, 2014
2:00 p.m.
 
WPAC Theatre

 

 

You’re Supposed to Act All Impressed
Wayne White, Artist

As a professional, Wayne White has had great success as an artist whose paintings, sculptures, and public installation works have been shown internationally.  White first established himself in the entertainment industry as the Emmy award-winning puppeteer and set designer for the TV show Pee Wee’s Playhouse. From there, White advanced to be the art director of two ground-breaking music videos: Peter Gabriel’s “Big Time” and Smashing Pumpkins’ “Tonight, Tonight,” which he won Billboard and MTV Music Awards for respectively. Today, White enjoys a very successful ‘second career act’ as a painter, sculptor, and public installation artist.

This event is sponsored in partnership with the York College Galleries. 

Wayne White

 

 

 

April 2, 2014
7:00 p.m.

WPAC Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

Professionalism Seminars

These seminars help students develop the professional behaviors and skills that are necessary for success in whatever career path they choose. Content focuses on the application of professionalism within the academic and workplace environments. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate.

Upcoming Events-Spring 2014


The Center for Professional Excellence would like to thank all of its supporters and guests for another great academic year. Past presenters include:

  • John Walsh, Victims’ Rights Advocate and Host of America’s Most Wanted
  • Dr. Pamela Gunter-Smith, President, York College of PA
  • Wayne White, Artist
  • Joe Ehrmann, former Baltimore Colt
  • Tom Albright, Chief, FBI Crisis Management Unit
  • Mia Hamm, Olympic Athlete
  • Dana Perino, Commentator and Former White House Press Secretary
  • Liz Weber, President, Weber Business Services

 About our Professionalism Seminars

These seminars help students develop the professional behaviors and skills that are necessary for success in whatever career path they choose. Content focuses on the application of professionalism within the academic and workplace environments. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate.


Fall 2014 upcoming events to be announced.